Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Wisconsin
Spray bottle fear?
So I'm purchasing a horse that has been abused by his previous owner. His name is Lakota and the sweetest horse I could ask for. He's pretty much perfect except for spray bottles. I can't even spray the bottle in front of him without him freaking out. Today I tried to spray his tail and he pretty much ran my mom over. I've tried everything I know, the gradual aproach, the just spray him aproach, the spray the bottle in front of him so he can watch it aproach, etc. Nothing seems to work. Everyone at the barn figures his owners tried to spray him and when he reacted, she beat him or treated him badly and he relates the experince with bad thoughts. Its not just fly spray either...its water, condition, anything that is sprayed at him. Any suggestions would be great because flys are pretty bad around here. Thanks! =)
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